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Olympics-Doping raises its head as BMX marred by crashes

TOKYO (Reuters) -American swimmer Ryan Murphy stoked controversy at the Tokyo Games on Friday when he raised the spectre of doping after losing his second Olympic title to Russian rival Evgeny Rylov. Read More


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Gymnastics-Biles spells out struggles, no clear word on further participation

TOKYO (Reuters) -Star U.S. gymnast Simone Biles on Friday spelled out her struggles to perform, days after pulling out of the team and women's all-around competitions in Tokyo, but shed no clear light on whether she would take part in further individual events. More »


Olympics-Basketball-U.S. women overcome Japan long ball game to seal second win

SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Team USA shut down Japan's long ball game and improved to 2-0 in the preliminary round of Olympic women's basketball on Friday. More »


Olympics-Volleyball-Poland hand Japan second loss, Brazil hold off U.S

TOKYO (Reuters) - World champions Poland fended off a spirited Japan in men's volleyball to beat the hosts in straight sets while Brazil survived an early scare to triumph over the United States on Friday. More »


Olympics-Golf-Schauffele roars to halfway lead before play abandoned

KAWAGOE, Japan (Reuters) - Xander Schauffele shot a sparkling eight-under 63 at the Olympic golf on Friday as he put the United States in the gold medal position before the second round was abandoned for the day due to a late threat of lightning. More »


Olympics-Athletics-'I'm a silent killer': Bromell stalks 100m rivals in Tokyo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Athletes in the Olympic 100 metres are known for their big personalities, radiating the confidence that comes with being the fastest men on Earth, but American sprinter Trayvon Bromell is ready to let his feet do the talking in Tokyo. More »


Olympics-Tennis-ROC's Khachanov downs Spain's Carreno Busta to make men's final

TOKYO (Reuters) - A pumped Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee charged into the Olympic men's singles final on Friday with a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 win over Pablo Carreno Busta. More »


Olympics-Athletics-Bromell poised for gold, says 'Fastest Man' author

TOKYO (Reuters) - Neil Duncanson, the man who has analysed every Olympic 100 metres final in forensic detail, is predicting three Americans in the Tokyo showdown and says Trayvon Bromell has gold in his grasp if he gets a clean start. More »


Olympics-Sailing-'Last Airbender' Badloe in control for final RS:X gold

ENOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - A haircut that pays homage to a cartoon character has won Kiran Badloe almost as many fans as his windsurfing in Tokyo, and on Saturday the Dutchman is set to make history by winning the last Olympic gold medal in the RS:X class. More »


Olympics-Cycling-Shriever and Whyte land Britain first BMX medals

TOKYO (Reuters) - Britain's top-dog status in track cycling will be under attack next week in the Izu Velodrome but two unlikely new cycling heroes emerged on Friday as Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte claimed the country's first two Olympic medals in BMX. More »


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